Found January 22, 2013 on
In the aftermath of an emotional loss, I bring you a ray of sunshine to brighten your day. Thomas DeCoud and William Moore have been added to the NFC Pro Bowl. So congrats to #28 and #25 on a great season. Moore is a key free agent this off-season and being named to a Pro Bowl will raise his price. This is the first Pro Bowl for both of these fine Falcons safties. In other news, Matt Ryan will not be playing this weekend. He suffered a grade 2 AC sprain of his left shoulder and will be in a sling for the next 10-12 days.
It is the time of year where we need to begin to discuss options. Who to resign? Who to let walk? Cap $ ?
But, I know we are all hurting, so I'll leave these questions for a later date.
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Future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez has played out what he has stated is his most likely his final NFL contract.
The perennial Pro Bowler stated at the start of the 2012-13 season that this one was win, lose or draw his ride into the sunset.
Bom-Bah-Dee-Dah. Happy trails to you.
He reemphasized that point in comments to the Atlanta Journal Constitution after Sunday’s...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons safeties Thomas DeCoud and William Moore have been added to the NFC roster for Sunday's Pro Bowl.
The NFL announced the moves Monday, one day after the Falcons' season ended with a 28-24 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game.
DeCoud led Atlanta with six interceptions and ranked second in the league among safeties...
After the Atlanta Falcons recorded their first playoff win under head coach Mike Smith last week, veteran TE Tony Gonzalez reportedly told a teammate that he was 97% certain that when this season ended, he was going to retire. Gonzalez wouldn’t confirm his plans last night after the Falcons loss, but his comments to reporters suggest that he will be hanging the cleats up this offseason...
Just after the Atlanta Falcons lost to the 49ers 28-24, ending hopes for the team to make their second appearance in the Super Bowl, it started.From boisterous opposition fans’ “told you so” and “we dominated again!” written comments on blogs, to the more tame complaints of “Same Old Falcons” articles written by some Atlanta sports columnists.The bragging - and complaining...
The Atlanta Falcons have a stinging feeling this morning after suffering their loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, but the stinging sensation in Matt Ryan‘s shoulder is from something else. The Falcons quarterback suffered a sprained AC joint injury on his non-throwing shoulder. After being slammed to the turf by Niners defender Ahmad Brooks.
Reports suggest that Ryan popped...
According to Falcons head coach Mike Smith, Matt Ryan suffered a sprain to his non-throwing shoulder that will not require offseason surgery. The injury happened during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s NFC Championship loss to the 49ers.
Smith says Matt Ryan has a sprained left shoulder. If the Falcons would have won, he would have played in two weeks. #RiseUp
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan sustained a shoulder
injury to his non-throwing arm during yesterday’s loss to the San Francisco
49ers in the NFC Championship game. Ryan was later diagnosed with a sprained AC
joint in his left shoulder, an injury that won’t require surgery, according to
Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Update on Matt Ryan: Sprained AC joint in left shoulder. No...
The Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots will watch Super Bowl XLVII as spectators.
The Falcons and the Patriots will do so because they failed to play the second half of their respective conference title games with the same vigor as they played their first.
Both teams were home teams and both teams woke up with broken hearts today that are screaming ‘could have, would...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan suffered a sprained left (non-throwing) shoulder in the final minutes of Sundays 28-24 loss to the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game and will not participate in Sundays Pro Bowl, Atlanta head coach Mike Smith said on Monday.
Smith said the rehab process would not require surgery and should last three to four weeks. As a result...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, an MRI has confirmed that Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has a grade two AC joint sprain after getting his by 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks at the end of yesterdays game.
Ryan will be in a sling for 10 days. It will take four weeks for him to recover. Head coach Mike Smith told the media he would have able to play in two weeks if the...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Two years ago, after a humbling playoff exit against Green Bay, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff sought to get more explosive on offense.
By making the risky move to trade up in the 2011 NFL Draft and take wide receiver Julio Jones at No. 6 overall, Dimitroff arguably paved the way for the organization to advance to the NFC Championship Game...
Maybe Tony Gonzalez will change his mind. Maybe he'll get bored in a few months' time. Maybe he'll pull a Brett Favre and return to the game of football only after he's dodged the physical pain and stress of training camp and the preseason. But one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history insists that he's "probably" retiring after the Atlanta Falcons...
A source told FOXSports.com that Jeff Fish will not be retained as
the director of athletic performance for the Atlanta Falcons. The
decision was made because of "philosophical differences," the
Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud was so stoked about a good play he made in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game that he celebrated by doing a D-Generation X crotch chop. DeCoud had broken up a pass from Colin Kaepernick to Vernon Davis in the first quarter of the game that led to an Atlanta punt. He was so pleased with himself, he did a funky dance and ended it with an emphatic...